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3/12/2015 - Northampton citizens question administrative salaries - Click here to print this information

By Wesley Edwards

In the public input period of Tuesday night's Northampton County Board of Supervisors meeting, some citizens questioned staffing salaries as compared to other locations. References to the County Administrator's salary of $120,000 per year versus a statewide average of $57,000 per year, the Commonwealth Attorney's salary of $146,000 per year versus the Virginia average of $85,000 per year, and the director of the Economic Development Authority's salary of $107,000 versus a state average of $71,000 per year were all suggested as areas that could be cut and save tax increases. Final decisions about the 2015/16 budget are set for the meeting on March 13.

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